World War 1 (1914 - 1918)

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William Hardie

Service: Army
Unit: 9th Battalion Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Rank: Lance Sergeant
Service Number: S/4761

William was born in Stow, Galashiels, Selkirkshire in 1885, son of Christopher Hardie, of Colmslie, Galashiels, Selkirkshire. He lived with his father and his grandparents in Melrose. In the 1911 census William was employed as a footman at 14 Queen's Gate Gardens, South Kensington, London. When he enlisted he was employed at Broom House, Newton Mearns.

William was killed at the battle of Loos in France on 25 September 1915, aged 30 and is commemorated on Loos Memorial, Pas-de-Calais, France - Panel 78 to 83 and on Mearns Parish Kirk War Memorial. His death was reported in the Glasgow Evening Times on 12 October 1915, p.7.


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